The AFL season has lurched into another disaster after a day of criticism over border-jumping was followed with the league’s worst COVID breach to date.
As league CEO Gillon McLachlan fends off attacks about why 400 executives, families and media were allowed to fly from Victoria to Queensland this week, two Richmond players have created headlines the AFL can ill afford.
The Courier Mail exclusively revealed Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones were involved in a brawl outside a strip club on the Gold Coast on Thursday night.
Stack, 20, and Coleman-Jones, 21, were allegedly evicted from the Hollywood Showgirls gentleman’s club on the Glitter Strip’s Orchard Ave before engaging in a fight just metres from a police station.
Stack has played nine games for Richmond this season but hasn’t featured since a round 13 clash against Essendon in Darwin on August 22. Coleman-Jones hasn’t played a senior game this season.
The Tigers last played against Fremantle on Wednesday night, winning by 27 points to move into the top four.
Despite not playing, both Stack and Coleman-Jones would be required to remain inside their team’s isolation bubble.
Fox Sports reports the AFL is aware of the alleged altercation.
More to come …